Well, here's a shocker: "quitting" being promoted in the news.
A news article published yesterday starts out describing a guy training for a marathon. He feels a pain in his foot but keeps training. Ultimately, he has to give up training due to a fracture in his foot. He does not run the marathon. He had to "quit."
The article states, "From the moment most of us are born, we're told to never give up--and to try again (and again) if we fail."
We've all heard that before...
But wait, there's more!
The article actually uses infertility as an example. As the article goes into more detail about potential consequences of not quitting, it describes a couple enduring infertility and going through treatments. The article describes the couple's mental health as suffering and their life savings as affected. The article actually PROMOTES QUITTING and says, "It's brave to say, 'I am willing to abandon my goal to create space in my heart and mind for something else meaningful.'"
I am shocked.
Three cheers for mainstream news telling us it's okay to quit!
Although not as serious as quitting fertility treatments or a job,
here is another article telling you it's okay to quit.